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  • 10 Things to Know for March 24

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    March 24, 2015 - 8:40 am
  • Construction giant accused of 'modern slavery' in Qatar

    PARIS – Accusing it of practicing "modern slavery," a French campaign group has filed a legal complaint against construction giant Vinci for grave mis ...
    March 24, 2015 - 8:26 am
  • House Democrats unveil budget matching Obama’s tax increases

    WASHINGTON – House Democrats Monday unveiled a $3.7 trillion budget plan for next year that mirrors President Barack Obama’s call for $1.8 trillion in ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Israel’s democracy questioned

    JERUSALEM – Is Israel a democracy? The answer is not so straightforward, and it increasingly matters given the diplomatic fallout over hardliner Benja ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Police: No evidence of gang rape at University of Virginia

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A five-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine described ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • U.S. drillers scrambling to thwart OPEC threat

    NEW YORK – OPEC and lower global oil prices delivered a one-two punch to the drillers in North Dakota and Texas who brought the U.S. one of the bigges ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Justices struggle with free speech case over license plates

    WASHINGTON – In a dispute over a proposed Confederate battle flag license plate, the Supreme Court struggled Monday to balance worries about governmen ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday seemed skeptical that the nation’s disabilities law requires police to take special precautions when arrestin ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Farmers fund research to breed gluten-free wheat

    WICHITA, Kan. – Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat.
    March 23, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Cruz targets conservatives as he starts White House run

    LYNCHBURG, Va. – Launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas asked Christian conservative voters to imagine a ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Official: 3 dead in scaffolding collapse in downtown Raleigh

    RALEIGH, N.C. – Workers were dismantling a scaffold at a high-rise construction project when a piece of it fell to the ground in downtown Raleigh, kil ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Obama announces $240M in new pledges for STEM education

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • U.S. home sales rebound slightly in February

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home sales picked up slightly in February but remain sluggish due to tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weat ...
    March 23, 2015 - 9:14 am
  • More cash-strapped Americans turn to tax refund advances

    WASHINGTON – Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • U.S. trains Iraqi forces as battle for Tikrit continues

    TAJI, Iraq – As the U.S. mission to Iraq expands, so do its efforts to arm and train the country’s security forces to combat the Islamic State group, ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:17 pm
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